Foxeh Skin

Let me preface this by saying that foxes are my favorite animal, and that I will make every attempt to remain unbiased in reviewing this adorable fox skin by ThatOneFox.

 

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I think what I appreciate most about this skin is the fact that it actually seems fluffy at a good enough distance (when the pixels begin to blend together).  This is especially true for the white fur on the torso and legs.  The color is a bit low-contrast, but foxes do come in all shades and colors.

 

Only two related details about this skin bug me:

 

  1. The tail; I know achieving three dimensionality on a 2D plane is difficult, but I can’t help feeling that it could use a bit more contrast from the body to really extrude it from the model.

  2. The ears; they suffer from the same problem.  Foxes are also known for having large ears, but making them moderate-to-small sized could be a design choice.

 

Otherwise, this is definitely a quality fox skin and is sure to make any fox lover smile!

 

Installing the Skin

 

For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net.  Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.

 

For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:

 

  1. Download the skin’s .png file;

  2. Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  3. Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.

  4. Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.

  5. Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.

  6. Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.

  7. Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).

  8. Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.

 

Always keep any files that will be affected by a skin or mod backed up, just in case anything goes wrong.

 

Leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite animal is, or what animal you would like to see translated into Minecraft!

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